2017 Action Alert #3

To all LWV of Alaska members - please make your voices heard. 1. HB 25--Support emails are needed for HB 25--INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES. Sponsor Representative Claman, Representative Spohnholz. The text of the bill can be found here: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/30/Bills/HB0025A.PDF. HB 25 is a mirror bill to one submitted last session by Senator Gardner. It will provide [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:49:29+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments

Capitol Currents

Keep up to date on the Legislature!!  Week 13 is posted now.  Latest versions are now at the top. Capitol Currents is a weekly update of happenings at the Alaska State Legislature during session.   Each week, this article will be updated with the latest edition for you to read and download.  There is a [...]

By | 2017-04-18T16:36:29+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Advocacy, Member Info|0 Comments

Action Alert #2/2017

A. BUDGET: Probably the biggest issue facing the Legislature is the state financial crisis. The HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE has submitted a bill calling for an income tax and a refiguring of the Permanent Fund which would save the dividend and allow for budget spending of some of the earnings while placing some of those earning [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:50:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments

Popular Vote 3

Changing the use of the Electoral Vote (EV) in order to give a more representative nod to the total popular vote (PV) would not be easy. Awarding electoral votes (EV’s) based on a proportion of the popular vote (PV) in each state is a possibility for a more accurate representation.  There are two methods by [...]

By | 2017-03-14T13:13:21+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Advocacy, Election Laws|0 Comments

Anxiety–January 30, 2017

Author: Barbara Belknap There is a lot of angst out there over the election. My Facebook page is overflowing with comments, suggestions, and the sharing of emotions from American women. There is commiseration from my friends in the United Kingdom, and I even got a note from Africa. As a political junky, I am having [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:31:43+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Member story|0 Comments